They are not shutting me up. Do you think because D's said it I believe them any more than the R's?
Hussein did have WMD's. The Germans, the French, the Soviets, the Italians the British and the good ol' USA all supplied him. I believe by the time the Gulf War ended he was neutered. Blix and the UN said it. Our own intelligence said it but Shrub wanted Iraqi oil at any cost.
LuvDa, do you do anything besides post chain e-mails and doctored videos? The Obama "quotes" are all made up. Obama is the one who made the decision to do the raid. If it would have gone badly, he would have been blamed. Carter was blamed when a similar raid failed. Bush was given credit for any military successes on his watch.
YEARS of hard work ( of which NONE of it would've even happened if the punks orders were in effect ) along with the brilliant and brave work of the Seals accomplished this AMERICAN victory. He gets his due for giving the ok. Is that enough for him? Nope.
So instead of being PRESIDENTIAL and a GROWN UP marking the anniversary as a great day for Americans, he's just gotta make it political and bash his opponent. Civility Mr Tucson speech maker?
Thankfully many are seeing through this , even liberals like Huffington called him despicable.
He's just a small, petty, arrogant punk playing POTUS.
He is the one who mentioned this scenario and said he would enter Pakistan without their knowledge to kill bin Laden. The right criticized him for that stance. Bush had a chance to kill bin Laden and sent Afghani warlords to do it instead of American soldiers.
In the final analysis, an OP such as the Seals blowing UBLS brains out is the finale of YEARS of intel, military and other types of ops begun way before the act. Just like the fact that Iraq had WMD was reported by Clinton, the Brits and every other Intel agency in the world. He was killed on Obozos watch so, he gets "credit." For ANYONE to presume Bush, Romney or ANY Pres wouldnt have done the same is politcal debaucery of the greatest degree. If ANY POTUS should have "blame" cast upon him for NOT terminating UBL its Clinton, b/c he HAD his head handed to him on a silvver platter and PASSED the plate!
It amuses me that conservatives who claim to hate the terrorists trust everything they say. The only person who claimed bin Laden was offered to Clinton was a terrorist. Everyone supposedly involved in the deal denies it. But continue believing your buddies the terrorists would never lie.
Bush didnt know where he WAS Mo...If he did, he'd have done the same.
It's remarkable. 60 Minutes profiled a man who claimed to be the leader of the Special Forces team sent to kill bin Laden in 2001. But you claim that man is wrong. Someone you think you knoew more than he does. He claimed we did know where bin Laden was but the two plans he came up with to kill him were rejected. The final option failed because the Afghans Bush ordered be allowed to take the lead, idolized bin Laden.
OMG OMG OH MY GOOD GOD......The punk has been given credit over and freeking over again!!!!
The ISSUE is how he is handling it! The ISSUE is the UNPRESIDENTIAL way he is USING this....as HIS freeking victory.
AGAIN.....YEARS...Greeking YEARS of hard work by OTHERS went into this moment being possible. When presented with the monster on a silver platter he took it. THANK YOU oh freeking great one!! But you don't use an AMERICAN victory as a PERSONAL award for political points! It's UNPRESIDENTIAL and in the words of the leftist Huffington....Despicable.
Banging my head against the wall!!
You're right Craner, using it as a political ploy at this point in time is despicable ... but anyone saying in the thread that he doesn't get credit for the initial kill is dead wrong ... he gets that credit ... however, you are right that he is now using it in a despicable manner to gain political points.
He no more is using bin Laden as a political ploy as anyone else would have. remember the Bush years, they showed Sadaam's hanging on TV. And lets not forget the end to the Iraq war on the Lincoln. And who flew in with a pilot's suit onto the aircraft? Are you kidding, that was granddstanding. According to all Americans was the worst since Hitlet but now that we got him Obama should get no credit. Please tell of of a POTUS who fired a gun as POTUS in a war. No One so enough of the bin Laden talk.
It seems a metaphysical certitude that when Charlie Rose asked the perilously liberal publisher Arianna Huffington about Barack Obama's new campaign ad featuring former President Bill Clinton praising the current White House resident's decision to take out Osama bin Laden the CBS This Morning co-host didn't expect this answer.
"To turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHARLIE ROSE, CO-HOST: There’s much now about this commercial that President Clinton has done for the Obama campaign and the Romney reaction saying that they should not be using this the way they are. What’s your take?
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: I agree completely.
GAYLE KING, CO-HOST: You agree with?
HUFFINGTON: I agree with the Romney campaign…
HUFFINGTON: …that using the Osama bin Laden assassination, killing, the great news that we had a year ago in order to say basically that Obama did it and Romney might not have done it, which is a…
ROSE: That’s the crucial difference to me.
HUFFINGTON: ..which is the message speculating…
KING: You think the President is capitalizing on that?
HUFFINGTON: I don't think there should be an ad about that. I think it's one thing to celebrate the fact that they did such a great job. It’s one thing to have an NBC special from the Situation Room which we’re going to have this week.
ROSE: Right. They’re doing a whole thing which interviews everybody on the anniversary.
HUFFINGTON: All that is perfectly legitimate. In the Situation Room which is unprecedented. All that is perfectly legitimate. But to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do. It's the same thing that Hillary Clinton did with the 3 a.m. call. You know, “You're not ready to be commander-in-chief.”
And it's also what makes politicians and political leaders act irrationally when it comes to matters of war because they're so afraid to be called wimps, that they make decisions, which are incredibly destructive for the country. I'm sure the president would not have escalated in Afghanistan if he was not as concerned, as Democrats are, that Republicans are going to use not escalating against him in a campaign.
KING: But in a campaign, aren't you supposed to tout your accomplishments of what you've done?
HUFFINGTON: But this is not just what this ad did, does. What the ad does is questions, if we are talking about the same ad.
ROSE: We are. There’s only one ad out there on that one. President Clinton talks about the moment of decision he, quoting, even quoting former President Bush about the…
HUFFINGTON: And it quotes a snippet from Romney, you know, several, and uses that to imply that Romney would not have been as decisive. There is no way to know whether Romney would have been as decisive. And to actually speculate that he wouldn't be is, to me, not the way to run campaigns, on either side.
Hot Air's Ed Morrissey agreed with Huffington writing Monday, "Obama would be on firm ground to highlight that victory in the war on terror, as he does in his tedious 'Forward' campaign video. Implying that Romney would have let Osama bin Laden go under those circumstances is, as Huffington says, despicable."
So that makes at least two conservatives on the record as agreeing with Huffington. We've clearly entered some warped parallel universe. I hope I know how to get back.
Yet as I wrote Saturday, what I find even more deplorable is using Clinton in this ad despite the numerous times he passed on capturing or killing bin Laden when he was President.
Who is he to talk about the Commander-in-Chief having one chance to make the right decision?
He apparently had ten concerning bin Laden and made the wrong decision each time.
Exactly when is someone in the mainstream media going to point that out?
Has FOX or Hannity ever said anything bad about a Con? HAHA Crner, you nprove that Liberals will bash their own when they don't like something. Unlike you Cons who march as robots to whatever Karl Rove tells them to do.